Jay Gabler

Ken Gonzales-Day

Minnesota Museum of American Art

February 2017

For more than a decade, Ken Gonzales-Day has been exploring the history of racialized violence in America, creating several bodies of work that are brought together for the first time in this exhibition. Cumulatively, his work is a powerful… READ ON


Martha Rosler and Sarah Staton

Midway Contemporary Art

November 2016

This exhibition comprises new iterations of two long-standing projects that take complementary looks at commerce, identity, and shared space in the age of globalization. Both projects initially functioned as critiques, but at this political… READ ON


Carolina Borja


September 2016

In Carolina Borja’s debut solo exhibition, “Transplanting Cityscapes,” there are plants both real and artificial—and it’s not always immediately apparent which are genuine. Even the living ones are planted in artificial conditions, as in … READ ON


Ana Mendieta

Katherine E. Nash Gallery

October 2015

The first dedicated to the films of Ana Mendieta in the US, this show collects twenty-one of the artist’s approximately one hundred films, along with twenty-six related photographs. Curators Lynn Lukkas and Howard Oransky have divided the … READ ON


Kelly O’Brien

Soo Visual Arts Center

June 2015

While Kelly O’Brien aims to achieve a frisson by integrating oil portraits of cats with minimalist sculpture in her show “Kulture High,” the exhibition’s real pleasure comes less from that unexpected pairing than from O’Brien’s exuberant use… READ ON


Louise Erdrich

Bockley Gallery

April 2015

This exhibition, titled “Asynchronous Reading,” provides a fascinating view of an established writer extending her practice by way of a multimedia installation. The show is a collaboration between Louise Erdrich, her sister Heid E. Erdrich,… READ ON


Julie Buffalohead

Minnesota Museum of American Art

January 2015

Each painting or drawing by Julie Buffalohead could be an illustration from a storybook, one that might read as a wry parable about the intersection of American Indian and European cultures. Buffalohead’s first major museum exhibition offers… READ ON


Mitchell Syrop

Midway Contemporary Art

October 2014

Juxtapositions are at the heart of Mitchell Syrop’s practice, and this exhibition accordingly presents two distinct yet interrelated bodies of work that could serve as a compact introduction to this veteran Conceptual artist. Two floor-to-ceiling… READ ON


Scott Nedrelow

David Petersen Gallery

March 2014

Upon first entering the gallery, one might be quick to assume that the exhibition hasn’t been installed yet. Minneapolis-based Scott Nedrelow’s large paintings consist of such subtle blurs of color against white photo paper that they evoke … READ ON


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The Soap Factory

October 2013

The Soap Factory’s Minnesota biennials function less as sweeping state-of-the-arts surveys than as excuses to highlight work in a range of contemporary practices by artists from across the state. The third biennial—curated by John Marks and… READ ON